JDC Affiliate Member Program

  • Affiliate members can be anyone who is willing to help advertise the JDC brand. In return members will receive 5% of the sales that are made when a customer uses their link/code when making a purchase. There are no requirements as far as social media follower count, vehicle specifications and modifications. To become a JDC Affiliate Member, please click here.

JDC Sponsorship Program

Please Note: If any of the requirements are not met for the sponsorship tier you are applying for, your application will not be accepted. This includes the written proposal, pictures, and sponsorship application.

Tier 1: Entry Sponsorship

  • An entry sponsorship is ideal for someone who has a decent amount of social media following, frequently gets accepted into shows, and has already been a loyal customer. This tier will include a discount code to use when advertising JDC Brand parts. Any individual that uses your code will receive 10% off JDC Brand parts and in return YOU, the affiliate member, will receive 5% of the total order cost (minus shipping cost) of JDC parts purchased as a reward for the sale. Additionally, you will receive 15% off most JDC Brand parts that are purchased for your use on your own vehicle. 

Requirements:

  • You must be a current customer of JD Customs USA. If you have never made a purchase from us in the past, your application will not be accepted.
  • A minimum of 2,000 followers on Instagram or other social media accounts.
  • Attend at least three car shows within one year.
  • Share your affiliate code displaying your JDC parts in a post or story on social media at least twice per month.
  • Display your affiliate discount code in your Instagram bio and in post descriptions when JDC parts are visible.

What we will provide you with to get started:

  • We will provide you with two JDC vinyl stickers that must be placed on the car in a visible area for the entirety of your sponsorship.

How do I apply for this tier?

  1. You must submit a written proposal (read more about your proposal below to know the expectations).
  2. Download and fill out the “Sponsorship Application”.
  3. Send your proposal, sponsorship application, and high-quality pictures of your car to Jon@jdcustomsusa.com.
  4. Any applications that are missing any of the requirements will not be considered for sponsorship.
  5. Visit this link to set up your discount code and track affiliate sales.

Tier 2: Partial Sponsorship

  • A partial sponsorship is for someone that has a larger following and outreach than the previous tier. Partially sponsored members are expected to be attending multiple high-quality car shows each year. It should go without saying that this tier is reserved for people that are advertising their own vehicle(s). An Instagram account that posts photos of other people’s cars will not be accepted.
  • This tier will also include an affiliate discount code to use when advertising JDC Brand parts. Customers that use the code will receive 10% off JDC Brand parts and the affiliate member will receive 5% of the total order cost of JDC parts purchased (minus shipping cost) as a reward for the sale. You will receive 30% off most JDC Brand parts that are purchased for use on your own vehicle.

Requirements:

  • You must be a current customer of JD Customs USA. If you have never made a purchase from us in the past, your application will not be accepted.
  • At least 6,000 followers on Instagram or other social media accounts. If you do not have at least 6,000 followers but can provide account insights to show that you are growing and how many reach your posts, we may still accept your application. Please include insights when applying if this is you.
  • Attend at least six high-quality car shows within one year.
  • Share your affiliate code displaying your JDC parts in a post or story on social media at least twice per month.
  • Must be willing to join the Instagram Sponsor group and actively promote and interact with JDC posts.
  • Display your affiliate discount code in your Instagram bio and in post descriptions when JDC parts are visible.

What we will provide you with to get started:

  • We will provide you with two JDC vinyl stickers that must be placed on the car in a visible area for the entirety of your sponsorship.
  • You will also receive a JDC t-shirt of your choice, that can be worn at car shows or other events.
  • These items will be shipped out with the next order you place through our website.

How do I apply for this tier?

  1. You must submit a written proposal (read more about your proposal below).
  2. Download and fill out the “Sponsorship Application”.
  3. Send your proposal, sponsorship application, and high-quality pictures of your car to Jon@jdcustomsusa.com.
  4. Any applications that are received that are missing any of the requirements stated above will not be considered.
  5. Visit this link to set up your discount code and track affiliate sales.

Tier 3: Full Sponsorship

  • This tier is for influencers with a very large following and is the hardest tier to qualify for. If you are a YouTuber that makes videos for a living or have upwards of 100,000 followers on Instagram or other social media platforms, this tier may be for you. This tier is reserved for people that are advertising vehicle(s) that they own. Having an Instagram account that posts pictures of other people’s cars will not be accepted.
  • This tier will also include an affiliate discount code to use when advertising JDC Brand parts. Customers that use the code will receive 10% off JDC Brand parts and the affiliate member will receive a percentage of the total order cost of JDC parts purchased as a reward for the sale. 
  • This tier may qualify you to receive free JDC products at the sole discretion of JDC. When free parts are provided, you are required to promote those parts using the platforms that provide you with the biggest outreach. For example: If you have 250,000 subscribers on YouTube and 150,000 followers on Instagram, you would be required to make multiple posts including, a YouTube and Instagram video, permanent feed post(s), and multiple story posts to reach the largest audience possible.

Requirements:

  • You must be a current customer of JD Customs USA. If you have never made a purchase from us in the past, your application will not be accepted.
  • Must have at least 100,000 followers on Instagram or other social media accounts. If you do not have at least 100,000 followers but can provide account insights to show that you are growing and how many reach your posts, we may still accept your application. Please include insights when applying if this is you.
  • Attend at least six high-quality car shows within one year.
  • Share your affiliate code displaying your JDC parts in YouTube videos, Instagram posts, or multiple stories on social media at least four times per month, or when new parts are provided.
  • Join the Instagram Sponsor group and actively promote and interact with JDC posts.
  • Display your affiliate discount code in your Instagram bio, post descriptions when JDC products are visible and on each YouTube video that is posted with JDC products displayed.

What we will provide you with to get started:

  • We will provide you with two JDC vinyl stickers that must be placed on the car in a visible area for the entirety of your sponsorship.
  • You will also receive a JDC t-shirt and hat of your choice, that can be worn at car shows or other events.
  • These items will be shipped out with the next order you place through our website or with your order of provided JDC parts for advertising.

How do I apply for this tier?

  1. You must submit a written proposal (read more about your proposal below).
  2. Download and fill out the “Sponsorship Application”.
  3. Include a link to your YouTube or biggest social media account for review.
  4. Send your proposal, sponsorship application, link to social media, and high-quality pictures of your car(s) to Jon@jdcustomsusa.com.
  5. Any applications that are received that are missing any of the requirements will not be considered for sponsorship.
  6. Visit this link to set up your discount code and track affiliate sales.

Do you think you have what it takes to earn a sponsorship from JD Customs USA? Read below to find out what to expect:

There are a lot of nice cars out there, and there are a lot of motivated car customizers. However, not all of them deserve sponsorship. The reason for this is because the relationship between the sponsor and the sponsored must be a mutually beneficial one. First and foremost – Sponsorship is absolutely not the process of trying to get free parts for your project because you cannot afford to buy them on your own. If that is how you view sponsorship, then please read this article very carefully.

Sponsorship, and the act of being sponsored by a manufacturer, is entering into a contract with a brand that you have a sincere interest in promoting. As you can imagine, any aftermarket company is going to receive hundreds (if not thousands) of sponsorship proposals each year. Therefore, in order to gain sponsorship, it is essential to set yourself apart from everyone else out there in addition to having all the requirements in the sponsorship category. 

1) Your Proposal Is Your “Sales Pitch” – Do not expect to be taken seriously (or in most cases even considered) for sponsorship without a sponsorship proposal. If you cannot take the time to put together something at least semi-professional showing why you are worth considering, how are we supposed to believe you will take the time and effort to properly support us as your sponsor?

2) Never, EVER Just Expect Free Products – Now more than ever, companies have to be smart with their marketing dollars. Long gone are the days where free was no problem in the automotive aftermarket. Partial sponsorships are the norm in the industry these days, with most companies, including us, having established discount structures already in place. Only the highest profile builds are ever considered for anything beyond that, and the people behind those builds you likely know their names.

3) If You Act Entitled, You Will Likely Be Disappointed – If you approach a sponsorship opportunity with your hand out, chances are you will walk away empty handed. By being sponsored, you are, in a sense, a brand ambassador for JDC. You are an extension of the marketing arm for us, and will be a representation at all events and functions. This is a huge responsibility and if you are not prepared for that responsibility, you should not be asking for sponsorship. We have no problem terminating sponsorship if you cannot be an excellent representation of our brand. 

4) Do Your Research – It’s important that our sponsored individuals have a first grasp on our products, and therefore will be able to properly promote them. If you can’t do the research beforehand to know what products are right for your build, what they do and why you want/need them, then you should not be asking to receive them at a discounted price. Nothing makes you look worse than asking for sponsorship on a vehicle that we make no products for.

5) Set Yourself Apart – Any company you send a request to will be looking for much more than local car show participation and willingness to apply a vinyl sticker to a vehicle. Especially for products with a price tag that is well into the thousands of dollars. Any aftermarket company is looking for guaranteed exposure, such as letters of intent from established magazine editors stating their intention of featuring your car in their publication, or references from other aftermarket companies who intend to feature your vehicle at SEMA, or at other high profile venues. If you have any other sponsorships, references or things to note please do, the more the better. 

6) Show and Tell – No proposal could be complete without photos. High quality photographs are a plus, but if you do not have current photos, or the vehicle is in the middle of the build process, a rendering of how the finished build project is expected to appear would be accepted (rendering firms are a great source to help your ideas come to life even before the build has begun).

7) Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How – A sponsorship proposal should attempt to answer the basic questions, while also instilling a sense of excitement and purpose. Who are you? What separates your build from the rest? What can you bring to the table that will be of value to us? When and where will your completed project be seen/exhibited/raced over the next 6 months? We would love to know how you can improve our business by working with you? We ask that in your proposal you include a detailed modification sheet, list of other companies or brands already involved with the project, and a minimum 6 month event schedule where the vehicle will be on display.

8) Being A Brand Ambassador – As stated above, being a sponsored individual is essentially becoming a representative of the company. You will need to know about the products on your car, and you will be expected to be capable of answering questions about the products at the shows/events/races that you attend while sponsorsed. Just reading off a roll call is not enough. How did the ignition system improve the throttle response of the car? How did the Turbo System improve the performance? How did your performance tires change the overall drivability through X conditions on the street/track or in acceleration/corning? Why should someone else also look at these products for their own vehicle? You get the idea.

With these things in mind, you should have the right attitude and the tools necessary to craft a great proposal and possibly even get your project sponsored.

If you have read the entire article and wish to proceed with the sponsorship application click here to fill out the sponsorship application.